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End of life issues: Challenges for Catholic health carers

Tran, Nguyen Lam (2014) End of life issues: Challenges for Catholic health carers. Master of Theology (major thesis) thesis, UNSPECIFIED.

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Abstract

End-of-life issues are an area where ethics come into play most visibly in medical facilities. A wide range of medical, legal and ethical arguments regarding these issues has become the source of concern in the world, especially when the progress of medicine and biology over the last 50 years has dramatically altered the dying process. As a result, the people who are connected with health care ministry today have to face many challenges, especially those who deal with patients at their end stage of life. Moreover, it is also a challenge with far reaching implications for the Christian tradition. Can people who adhere faithfully to Christian values strive and survive in a society where the secularization of contemporary bioethics has been rapid and deep?

The thesis may hopefully contribute in a small part to helping Catholic health carers face the challenges in their profession as well as in faithfully living their faith.

Item Type: Theses (Master of Theology (major thesis))
Repository Version: Author's Final Manuscript
Keywords: Healthcare ethics, Medical ethics, Christian ethics, Catholic Church, Moral and ethic aspects, end of life issues, Vietnam
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2201 Applied Ethics > 220101 Bioethics (human and animal)
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220405 Religion and Society
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9504 Religion and Ethics > 950401 Bioethics
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subjects: D - Ethics / Moral Theology
College/Association with University of Divinity: CTC: Catholic Theological College
Depositing User: Dr Suman Kashyap
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2014 04:36
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2014 04:36
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1529

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